Zuzana Rogers is known for her expertise in the field of sports physical therapy, with a focus on treating running and cross-country skiing related injuries. With an impressive 20-year career and over 40,000 physical therapy consultations, Zuzana has solidified her reputation as a leading authority in her field. Her extensive qualifications and accomplishments showcase her dedication to advancing sports physical therapy and injury prevention.
Zuzana holds a Doctor of Science degree with a specialization in injury prevention in adolescent athletes, a testament to her commitment to keeping young athletes safe and active. She is also Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy, a recognition of her exceptional knowledge and expertise in sports-related injuries and treatments.
Furthermore, Zuzana has honed her skills through various educational endeavors, including an advanced Diploma in Sports Physical Therapy from the prestigious International Olympic Committee (IOC) and manual therapy certification from International Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (IAOM-US). This training has allowed her to contribute as a master clinician in orthopedic manual therapy and sports, elevating her ability to provide effective treatments.
In 2019, Zuzana founded Runners’ Edge Alaska, a specialized sports physical therapy clinic in Anchorage, Alaska. Her clinic is at the forefront of using cutting-edge techniques in running and endurance sports physical therapy to help Alaskans return to the activities they love, such as running, skiing, and hiking. Zuzana’s clientele ranges from elite and Olympic level athletes to recreational sports enthusiasts.
Beyond her clinic, Zuzana shares her expertise with the US National Cross-Country Ski Team as a consultant and volunteer. She has covered 2 Winter Olympic Games, covered multiple Nordic Ski World Championships. Her involvement has contributed to the team’s success in achieving Olympic and World Championship medals and performing well in numerous Nordic Ski World Cups. She also lends her valuable insights to local Alpine Ski teams, Running clubs, and Triathlon clubs.
An enthusiastic educator, Zuzana has delivered lectures at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, focusing on Training and recovery strategies for Olympic Cross-Country Skiers. Her presentations on injury prevention and return to sports in endurance sports have made a significant impact on the sports community. Zuzana’s particular passion lies in the prevention and treatment of tendon injuries, bone stress injuries, foot and ankle injuries, and knee ligament injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL).
Apart from her professional achievements, Zuzana has an impressive sporting background, having competed in Alpine skiing at the highest level for 15 years, including 5 years with the Czechoslovakian and Slovakian National Teams. Her multiple Czechoslovakian and Slovakian Championship titles in Alpine skiing, along with her collection of World Cup points, speak volumes about her dedication and skill in the sport.
Zuzana’s love for running, skiing, and the great Alaskan outdoors is evident in her commitment to her community. Her guiding philosophy, embodied in Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s quote “One of the great challenges in this world is knowing enough about a subject to think you are right, but not enough about the subject to know you are wrong”, fuels her desire for lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
In conclusion, Zuzana is undeniably an expert in sports physical therapy, and her numerous achievements, qualifications, and passion for helping athletes make her a respected and trusted figure in her field. Her expertise in treating running and ski-related injuries, combined with her exceptional sporting background, positions her as a sought-after professional in the sports community.